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CASE REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 162-165

Glaucomatocyclitic crisis in Edo State, Nigeria : report of two cases


Department of Ophthalmology, University of Benin Teaching Hopital, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Edo State

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A E Omoti
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Benin Teaching Hopital, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Edo State

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OBJECTIVE: To report two classical cases of glaucomatocylitic crisis in tertiary Health Centres in Edo State, Nigeria. METHOD: Two cases of glaucomatocylitic crisis seen at Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, and University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, both in Edo State, Nigeria are reported. Diagnosis was based on typical history and findings on examination. RESULTS: The first was a female who presented in December 2002 at Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital and the second was a male who presented at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, in March 2004. Both presented with blurring of vision in the affected eye and seeing halos around light. The intraocular pressures in the affected eyes were markedly elevated, there were fine keratic precipitates in the corneal endothelium of the involved eyes and the optic discs and visual fields were normal. Repeated episodes of the symptoms confirmed the diagnosis ofglaucomatocyclitic crisis. CONCLUSION: This report shows that typical cases of glaucomatocylitic crisis occur in Nigerians but require a high index of suspicion for the diagnosis.


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